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September 2018 Drought Update from CWCB- -Hotter and Drier

September 2018 Drought Update from CWCB- -Hotter and Drier

  In response to persistent and prolonged drought conditions throughout the southern half of the state and along the western border, the Governor activated the Colorado Drought Mitigation and Response Plan for the agricultural sector on May 2, 2018. With only three weeks left in the 2018 water year, October through August of this year […]

Climate Review:  Summer of 2018

Climate Review: Summer of 2018

    The start of “Meteorological Summer 2018” (June-July-August) was a very warm and generally dry across south central and southeast Colorado. A few weather systems, including the remnants of a tropical system moving north and east out of the Gulf of California, brought some beneficial rains and a brief respite in the hot and […]

What the Hail is Going On this Year?

What the Hail is Going On this Year?

The 2018 severe weather season over southeast Colorado started slow this year. With dry southwest mid-level flow over the region, the area experienced below normal precipitation and above normal temperatures through most of the spring (April, May and into June). With the warm and dry weather over the region, thunderstorm coverage was less than normal, […]

Light Plant Details July Power Outages, ARPA Talks with Tri-State G & T Continue

Light Plant Details July Power Outages, ARPA Talks with Tri-State G & T Continue

  The Lamar Utility Board approved recent purchase orders totaling $1,079,088.07 and payment of bills amounting to $243,041.72. The System Operating Report, delivered by Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh noted the sales of electricity through June 2018 were up approximately 3.6% when compared to the same time last year. Residential sales were up 5.04%, irrigation […]

NWS Report: Monsoonal Rains Offer Some Relief to Drought Stricken Southeast Colorado

NWS Report: Monsoonal Rains Offer Some Relief to Drought Stricken Southeast Colorado

  SYNOPSIS: Weather systems over the past few months have brought some precipitation across the State of Colorado, with the Southwest Monsoon kicking in throughout the month of July, bringing more widespread and much needed moisture to much of Southeastern Colorado. Further west, the summer monsoonal rains have been more spotty and generally not enough […]

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT – NWS, Pueblo

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT – NWS, Pueblo

  SYNOPSIS… Weather systems throughout the month of June have brought some precipitation across the State of Colorado. However, the bulk of the precipitation has been focused across northern and extreme eastern portions of the state, with the precipitation received across South Central and Southeast Colorado more spotty, and not enough to overcome the extremely […]

Unknown Cause of Fires Along Highway 287

Unknown Cause of Fires Along Highway 287

    Two fires broke out on the southeast Colorado plains Friday afternoon, June 15th, and as of Monday, June 18th, according to Prowers County Fire Chief, Staffon Warn, the causes have not been determined. 148 acres of uncut wheat were burned, just south of the Hixson farms, along Highway 287, about 7 miles south […]

Prowers County Fire Ban in Effect

Prowers County Fire Ban in Effect

  MEDIA RELEASE To the Citizens and Visitors of Prowers County, Based upon current environmental conditions, the perceived fire threat and the fires we have already experienced in the areas of Prowers County, the Sheriff as Fire Warden, the County Commissioners and the Rural Fire Chief have agreed to place Prowers County in a Fire […]

Extreme Drought Spreads Across Southeastern Colorado

Extreme Drought Spreads Across Southeastern Colorado

    NWS Pueblo  SYNOPSIS…Updated May 24, 2018   Spring weather systems throughout the month of May have produced beneficial precipitation across the State of Colorado. However, the bulk of the precipitation has been focused across northern portions of the state, with the precipitation received across Southern Colorado more spotty, and not enough to overcome […]

LUB Approves Bid for Roof Replacement Project

LUB Approves Bid for Roof Replacement Project

    Last summer’s hail storm left a lasting impact on the area. Lamar Utility Board members voted to approve a bid from Camp and Currell Construction for repairs to damage to the main office and warehouse roof.  Lamar’s Chief Building Inspector, Craig Brooks attended the May 29th meeting to offer information pertaining to the […]

May 2018 Drought Update from CWCB

May 2018 Drought Update from CWCB

  In order to respond to persistent and prolonged drought conditions throughout the southern half of the state and along the western border, the Governor activated the Colorado Drought Mitigation and Response Plan for the agricultural sector on May 2, 2018 , in the following counties: Montezuma, La Plata, Archuleta, Conejos, Costilla, Las Animas, Baca, […]

2018 Lamar Days, “Shake Rattle and Roll Back to the 50s”

2018 Lamar Days, “Shake Rattle and Roll Back to the 50s”

    Despite the chilly, rainy weather this past Saturday morning, participants lined up along East Olive Street in Lamar, ready to brave the elements for the traditional Chamber of Commerce, Lamar Days Parade. Some folks sported seldom-used umbrellas; others wore slickers, while the majority just endured the sprinkles, hoping it would soon stop as […]

Chamber Picnic by the Park

Chamber Picnic by the Park

    The Lamar Chamber of Commerce held their Lamar Days, Kick-Off BBQ this Friday, May 18th.  Better weather equals a better turn out and that was the situation Friday as last year’s premiere BBQ was conducted under spring skies a few degrees short of winter. Folks sat at picnic tables on the front lawn […]

Governor Hickenlooper Activates CO Drought Mitigation & Response

Governor Hickenlooper Activates CO Drought Mitigation & Response

      On May 2, 2018, in response to persistent and prolonged drought in portions of Colorado, Governor Hickenlooper activated the Colorado Drought Mitigation and Response Plan for the agricultural sector in the following counties: Montezuma, La Plata, Archuleta, Conejos, Costilla, Las Animas, Baca, Prowers, Bent, Otero, Huerfano, Alamosa, Rio Grande, Mineral, Hinsdale, San […]

Wind Storm Power Outage Recapped by LUB

Wind Storm Power Outage Recapped by LUB

    Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh noted that some of Lamar’s southside customers lost power at about 4:35pm last Tuesday, April 17th during a wind storm that swept across portions of Prowers County.  The major impact was along Savage Avenue when 10 power poles between 9th and 11th Streets were snapped by the […]